My kids are looking forward to the upcoming blizzard for many reasons, one of which is snow ice cream. I only make it when we have a lot of snow, because you want to collect fresh clean snow and it needs to be deep enough that you are just getting snow. Ask your host parents before you try it. I don’t want anyone freaking out.
Here are two recipes I use to make it, depending on what kind of milk I have on hand.
Yes, this is actual snow ice cream that I made using recipe #1!
Snow Ice Cream Recipe #1 (my favorite)
8 cups of fresh clean snow
1 (14oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine in a large bowl and enjoy.
Snow Ice Cream Recipe #2
8 cups of fresh clean snow
1/2 cup of evaporated milk (or regular milk)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine milk, sugar and vanilla extract until sugar is dissolved. Then combine with snow. Enjoy.
Looking for ideas to keep the kids busy on this snow day?
Here is a simple snow day game plan…
- Play in the snow
- Come inside and warm up with hot chocolate (don’t forget the marshmallows)
- Do some Snowflake Crafts
- Play board games or legos together
- Ever heard of Snow Ice Cream?
- Look for more fun things to do on the APIA Pinterest Boards
- Bake cookies together or make some other fun recipe
- Play in the snow again
- Warm up inside taking turns on the Make a Snowflake Website
- Make a blanket fort
Stay warm & have fun!
Photo: Tony Crider (Flickr)
From the 7-11 website:
Happy 7-Eleven Day!
Our Birthday, Your Bash Stop by for a FREE 7.11 oz Slurpee drink, general merriment and a one-man dance party should you choose to start it. (“Running Man” and “Raising the Roof” welcome. “Macarena” NOT welcome. Ever.)
When: Thursday, July 11 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM
A is for Art – try drawing, painting or gluing
B is for Baking – bake a dessert together for dinner
C is for Clay – Use non-hardening clay or play dough to shape and mold
D is for Dance – put on a lively tape
E is for Exercise – be sure to get some everyday
F is for Friends – invite some over
G is for Greenhouse – find a local greenhouse to visit to enjoy the sights and smells
H is for House – make a playhouse from a large appliance box
I is for Ice skating – take the children to a local rink
J is for Jigsaw puzzle – be sure to pick one that isn’t too difficult
K is for Kitchen science – try a safe experiment
L is for Library – borrow some new books
M is for Movie – make one with a video camera, or watch one
N is for Necklace – make one out of cereal or macaroni
O is for Origami – learn to make simple paper creations
P is for Puppets – socks make easy and fun puppets – put on a show!
Q is for Quiet Time – everyone needs some of this
R is for Reading aloud – choose a good book and a comfortable place to sit
S is for Seeds and Suet – put out food for the birds and watch them eat
T is for Tent – make one from old blankets and chairs
U is for Unplugged – do a day with no TV
V is for Variety – try something new everyday
W is for Walk – take one in any weather (be sure to dress appropriately)
X is for Xylophone – make your own with glasses, water and a metal spoon
Y is for Year – make a calendar or scrapbook to remember the year
Z is for Zoo – visit the animals
This day commemorates August 6, 1945 when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. A young Japanese girl dreamed of creating 1000 paper cranes to release into the wind as a symbol of peace throughout the world. Each year at the Hiroshima Peace Park 1000 paper cranes are released into the wind in the hope that the death and destruction caused by war will never be repeated.
May 8 is Teacher Appreciation Day, a day to honor teachers. If your child is in school he or she might want to make a card or gift for the teacher. You can find great ideas for some Teacher Appreciation Day gifts you can help the kids make on this Au Pair in America pin board on Pinterest.
Play dough is the perfect modeling material for children. Their small hands can pat, poke, pinch, roll and knead it into many shapes. Keep it in an airtight container to use another day, or let it air dry into favorite shapes.
Measure 2 cups of flour, one cup of salt and 4 teaspoons of cream of tartar into a bowl. Add 1/4 cup of oil to one cup of water in a separate bowl then add the mixture to the dry ingredients. Squeeze 10-20 drops of food coloring into one cup of water and add it to the mixture. Mix well to make it smooth and to spread the color evenly. Cook the dough at low heat in a wide pan, stirring constantly until it becomes rubbery. Remove the dough from the heat and knead it for a few minutes. When it cools the kids can play too!
Photo: Gina Guillotine
The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) provides and opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by the United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly.